Google Play Store Update Adds Password for In-App Purchases
Google recently rolled out an update to the Google Play Store and added several useful features. Chief among the new powers is the ability to require a password for each and every purchase, including those made within applications. Previously, the app could only be set to require the password after a 30-minute window expired. This new setting can help prevent unauthorized purchases. (Google was recently sued by a mother who's child rang up $65 in in-app purchases.) The improved Play Store also makes it easier to reach the settings and help menus; renamed the "Auto-Add Widget" function to "Add Icon to Home Screen"; and made it possible to update the Play Store app itself. The newest version of the Google Play Store is 4.6.16. Google is pushing the improved software out to devices now.
Google Play Store Update Hitting Android Devices
Google has redesigned the Play Store and is pushing the new version to Android devices this week. The refreshed content store is significantly altered and makes locating apps, games, movies, TV, and music easier on the eyes thanks to new tabs.
Google Adds Clock App to Play Store
Google has made its Andriod clock application available via the Play Store as a stand-alone app. The app includes a home screen widget as well as alarm, stopwatch, timer, and world clock features.
Google Debuts Family Library for Play Store Purchases
Google today introduced the Google Play Family Library, which allows a single account holder to share purchases with up to six family members. Google says eligible app, game, movie, TV show, and book purchases from the Play Store can be shared across Android and iOS devices, as well as the web with no additional sign-up fee.
Google Improves Playlist Discoverability in Google Home App
Google has made it simpler to find music when casting or streaming thanks to a small update to the Google Home app. The latest version of Google Home now includes a Listen tab that's dedicated to music.
Nice feature nonetheless.